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Paul Minichino earns first GSB check

Paul Minichino earned his first GSB check in December of 2014 based on personal production throughout the year. That steady work landed the Evans Home Orphanage of Winchester, Va. a check for $1,000 from Minichino and The Alliance.

Minichino, who resides in Winchester, Va. with his wife, Sam and their family, said supporting local organizations like Evans Home is important to him.

"It made sense since we live here and the work they do with children is so important," Minichino said. "It feels great to know that The Alliance allows us to give back even though we are just doing our job. I want to do even more in the future."

The Evans Home is a one-story brick ranch style building situated within a quiet residential neighborhood. The building includes offices for the administrative staff as well as private living quarters for houseparents. The Home has two wings (one for boys, one for girls), a dining room, living room, library/study hall and a computer lab.

Expansion during the past year delivered the promise of a private bedroom for every child and a spacious recreation room that accommodates everything from birthday parties to exercise groups to weekly house-meetings. Outside are basketball courts, playground equipment, and separate "clubhouses" for boys and girls, all within a sweeping, tree bordered yard with room enough for a small garden, the kids' Easter morning egg hunt (we prefer surprises and prizes in plastic eggs to the real thing) and those summertime games of flashlight tag.

For more info about the Evans Home Orphanage, visit www.EvansHome.org.